Anonymous UserBroadcast System Manager at a media company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The solution has been very stable so far."
"It integrates well into either Windows or Linux environments."
"Its stability is the most valuable. It is reliable, and we don't have to worry too much about it."
"This solution provides us with easy management and great vendor support."
"The most valuable feature for us is the combining of HA and SnapMirror."
"The most important features are SnapVault, Snapshots, and SnapMirror."
"For us, the greatest aspect of the solution is the fact that it just runs. It is amazingly resilient. That's very important to us, because we are basically, with some exceptions, have a 24/7 operation."
"The most valuable feature is SnapMirror."
"Data consolidation and visualization."
"You can use different protocols at the same time. Monitoring is also very easy in NetApp FAS Series. There is a free tool for monitoring."
"The most valuable features are the NAS features and NetApp's excellent support."
"The latest version of the dashboard doesn't work as good as the previous version."
"The support for S3 needs to be improved."
"They can improve the integration with PSA systems. This functionality could be better."
"Dedicated storage efficiency accelerators could improve the overall performance of the system."
"Currently, the newest release is not HCI friendly."
"Technical support needs to be improved, as there are no longer partners in our country."
"The one aspect of the solution that's negative for us is also more unique to us due to the fact that we did a MetroCluster. The tiebreaker piece that does the monitoring of the two different locations, and determines if one is not talking to the network normally (or if it's truly down) is a little difficult. It feels like it was not designed from the beginning to fit well into the other pieces. It feels like it was thrown in at the last minute and it is not smooth."
"If our customer needs a high-performance storage solution then we don't recommend this product."
"The solution could do more than just data."
"Its licensing cost can be improved."
"There is no NetApp infrastructure set up here in Greece."
"We use the free version of the program."
"For our configuration, we pay a little bit less than €10,000 ($12,000 USD) per year."
"Its price is okay. It suits our needs."
"I've sold arrays for as little $20,000 USD and as high as $300,000 USD."
"It is expensive."
"I don't recall the price, but in general, pricing can always be better."
"It's not cheap, but at the same time, it's also inexpensive. It's somewhere in between."
"We purchased it for four years, and it wasn't expensive. It was reasonable. Every company has a different agreement with NetApp. We got everything we wanted with all the bells and whistles and all the features and functionalities."
FreeNAS is ranked 5th in NAS with 4 reviews while NetApp FAS Series is ranked 4th in NAS with 11 reviews. FreeNAS is rated 8.2, while NetApp FAS Series is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of FreeNAS writes "Efficient, good reporting, and integrates well with both Windows and Linux systems". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp FAS Series writes "Resilient without disrupting the user experience and very stable". FreeNAS is most compared with StarWind Storage Appliance, NETGEAR ReadyNAS, Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), HPE StoreEasy and Qumulo, whereas NetApp FAS Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), HPE StorageWorks MSA, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), IBM FlashSystem and Qumulo. See our FreeNAS vs. NetApp FAS Series report.
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